". . . in the fall, having the latest WGA will become mandatory and if its not installed, Windows will give a 30 day warning and when the 30 days is up and WGA isn't installed, Windows will stop working . . ."Ed Bott contacted Microsoft and reported the following response from a Microsoft spokesperson:
"As we have mentioned previously, as the WGA Notifications program expands in the future, customers may be required to participate. [emphasis added] Microsoft is gathering feedback in select markets to learn how it can best meet its customers' needs and will keep customers informed of any changes to the program."I agree that software piracy is a serious problem and has been for a long time. However, someone needs to explain to me how my licensed copy of Microsoft software, which has already been confirmed as valid more than once, requires periodic re-confirmation of that validity. I do not want a telephone booth in my garden.